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The Season 49 cast and crew.

Sesame Street's 49th season will premiere on HBO. Primary production started the week of October 16, 2017, and wrapped on December 15. Additional filming took place during the week of April 9, 2018[1] The season's main curriculum goal will be different forms of play.[2]

Celebrities who visited the set during production of the season include Jack Antonoff, Chance the Rapper, Zooey Deschanel, Andy Grammer, Whoopi Goldberg, Ann Harada‏, Tiffany Haddish, Ellie Kemper, Zoë Kravitz, Blake Lively, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate Micucci, Bill Nye, Patton Oswalt, Questlove, Meredith Salenger, Amanda Seyfried, Jenny Slate, Allison Williams, Annie Wheaton, and Wil Wheaton.

Cast members appearing in street scenes for the season include Suki Lopez (Nina), Alan Muraoka (Alan) and Chris Knowings (Chris). This marks the first season with Peter Linz taking over as Ernie.

The second season of Matt Vogel's web-series, "Below the Frame," was produced during the production of Season 49.

This is also the first time since Season 32 that Zoe is seen without her tutu.



  1. Ryan Dillon on Instagram
  2. SESAME STREET: An Inside look at TIFF Festival 2017 (11:08)

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